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assistance from u.s. and nato forces. >>> malaysia airlines reached out to grieving families of flight 370. according to a statement relatives will be getting some degree of financial compensation. it doesn't mean they can't claim compensation later. according to a report it took malaysia airlines controllers 17 minutes to realise that the tlight vanished from radar screens. >>> a virus that ipp fected nearly 370 people in saudi arabia is confirmed in indiana. middle east respiratory syndrome was discovered two years ago. last month alone there was a jump in the number of new cases in the middle east. the c d.c. says it was a mart of time before it reached u.s. shores. >> health care officials scrambled to track down people who travelled the same route as a man who, according to the c d.c. tested positive to the virus. the patient was a health care work are who returned it saudi arabia. he left riyadh on april 24th and finally landed in chicago. he took a because to indiana, he fell sick and ended up in the hospital. a deadly virus hit the health care industry hard. fatality rates are high
from malaysia airlines flight mh370. the recording is between the pilots and the control tower prior to takeoff. there were 239 people on the plane when it disappeared in march. . >> in china, boys have traditionally been favoured over girls when it comes to education. three years ago the government introduced a law to buck the trend. as margo orteeing es reports girls in rural areas are struggling to leave traditional roles behind. >> reporter: for these children in this rural village, an education is the first step to getting out of poverty. they are among the poorest people in china. despite a law making education compulsory for all. only a few students are girls. >> like all the other women, 14-year-old has never been to school, but works the fields with this water buffalo for 15 hours a day. >> i wish i could go to school and make money to send my little brother and sister to school too. >> the grandmother says it's not an option, and life is too difficult for women here. traditionally boys have been preferred, so they get the education. when the time comes, the boys migrate to
of us have assessed his behaviour yet. >> great to talk to you. now to new information about malaysia airlines flight mh370. according to a new report air traffic controllers did not realise the plane was missing until 17 minutes after it disappeared from radar. the report recommends the aviation looked into setting a standard into real-tripe tracking. >> a huge announcement about the minimum wage in one of america's biggest cities. >>> and rules revisited in relation to pot-laced snacks. >>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler. a lot to cover this half hour. >> airing out her frustration, activist erin brockovick on the enforcement of environmental regulations. plus, single-sized servings. colorado regulators consider new rules for pot-infused food products. >>> and the potential legal battle over the l.a. clippers. why it may not be easy to strip the team from sister-in-law. >>> top stories - record rain fall and floodwaters left many marooned along the east coast. floodwaters remained in effect. rescue teams launched fots bring people to safety. a landslide sw
in march, to protest hardships faced by, ownerrers following government measures. in malaysia, thousands of people gathering to protest a proposed tax that they believe will increase the cost of living. and russia held the first may day parade in rest square since the soviet union collapsed in 1991. the state made it's presence known on the ground. it was not going to take any rally, the demonstrators try to defy the ban to hold their rally at the square. they gathers in several neighborhoods. >> we celebrated peacefully in 2010, 2011, and 2012, and there were no incidents. but today we have this meaningless ban, it is our constitutional right, to demonstrate. >> is authorities however, allow trade union representatives to lay a wreath where in 1977, unknown gunman opened fire on a may day rally. more than 30 people were killed. tax'm square has long been a traditional rallying point, but as of late, it has taken on a new meaning. last summer, protectors occupy the square for weeks it bake a venue for political dissent to be voiced, there were certainly forced out and the state reinstate
. in malaysia, thousands gathered to protect a proposed tax they say could increase the cost of living. since the soviet union collapsed in 1991, the most violent took place in turkey. al jazeera's has more from istanbul. >> the state made it's presence felt on the ground, it was not going to allow any rally to take place here. they tried to hold the government ban, they gathered in several neighborhoods but police used tier gas and water cannons to push them back. >> we celebrated peacefully in 2010-2011 and 2012, and there were no incidents, but today we have this ban. it is our constitutional right to demonstrate. >> the authorities, however, allowed trade union representatives to lay a wreath, where in 1977 unknown gunman opened fire on a may day rally. more than 30 people were killed. as of late it has taken on a new meeting. antigovernment protestors occupied the place for weeks. there were eventually forced out, and the state reinstated it's authority over the square. >> the square has symbolic value both for the government and the demonstrators. but this is not just a fight about wher
. most of those onboard were high school students. >>> families in malaysia of the missing malaysia airlines passengers are being told that there are no new leads in the search. they have been holding frequent updates for the families, but after two months, the search will close next week. it's a hardship to the families, and they're doing what they can do to ease their pain. but they will do what we can with phonecalls and meetings face-to-face. >> john kerry, meeting with leaders from ethiopia and uganda and kenya this morning. warning the african union to employ peace-keeping troops, and they want the neighbors in sudan to issue penalties for fighters on both sides. >>> and in washington for a series of meetings, tonight she's going to be sitting down with the u.s. senators, and tomorrow, she'll be speaking with president obama. angela merkel will talk about the possibilities of sanctions with russia. >> in pakistan, the taliban has frequently targeted girls a schools in the north. more than 400 schools have been destroyed by that group. but since they have pushed the taliban out
to punishment. >> >> imposing a tax on goods and services in malaysia prompted protest, saying poor people can't afford it. >> labor-day pro tests in malaysia don't usually draw huge crowds, but this year is different. tens of thousands of people are here. this anger gets the government's plan to get a goods and services tax imposed in april. the timing anger many. electricity tariffs of increased several months ago, while the removal of subsidies added to the rising cost of living. the government said the tax is necessary. >> the malaysian government first floated the idea several years ago. recently, the bill was passed in parliament. this man and his wife reason small food store and find it hard to raise a profit. he thinks he will be worse off. >> just take rice. it may be exempt, but before it's packed and sold as rice within it's got to be planted. farmers need fertilizer, which may be taxed. who's to say prices won't go up? >> the government offered cash handouts and tax relief to the poor and middle income groups, who will be hardest hit. that's not been enough to keep them from marchi
higher wages and better health care. protestors say their fears in thailand, the philippines and malaysia have better living standards. in athens, it's business at usual, organized strikes to public services, including. transportation and riot police gearing up for clashes with demonstrators. >> in turkey, demonstrators clashing with police, protestors want to hold their may day rallies there but the government banned protests in the square. we have more. >> demonstrators and police have clashed in several neighborhoods, demonstrators tried to march to the square. the please prevented them using tear gas and water cannon. the government is preventing unions from using the square as a venue for the may day rally and provided an alternative venue. it cited security concerns. according to the union, it is their right to demonstrate whenever and wherever they want. this is really part of an ongoing political struggle in this country, divisions within turkish society. this is not just about a may day rally. the government does have its critics, it was democratically elected. it won the electio
. >> thank you very much. >>> there has been a small glimmer of hope in the search for the missing malaysia airlines. the underwater imaging technology locating what appears to be the wreckage of that plane about 120 miles south of bangladesh. that's a long way from the current search area. australian authorities are down playing the images. they have officially now ended their aerial search for the plane and are ramping up their undersea foefrts. >> we don't know what the cost will be until we decide where we're going to search, what assets will be used and who will supply those assets. >> malaysia's defense minister says he will go to australia to discuss the costs. >>> in syria, an air strike today hitting a school, kills at least 18. we want to show you amateur video of the attack. it happened in aleppo. the rebel-held city has been under attack since government forces began their offensive in september. >>> voters in thighland helding to the polls on july 20th. the prime minister was expected to win, but the opposition launched a boycott. anti-government protests have been taking place
japan, south korea, malaysia and the philippines. at the start of his term, president obama said he would make strengthening relationships with asian allies a top priority. it's been an uphill battle. >> president obama went to asia for more than just fancy food and banquets, but he sure was toasted a lot. still, what he wanted on his first stop was a trade deal with japan. after frantic meetings, he left full, but empty handed. >> why did it not happen? in part because of opposition to the treaty from inside japan. agriculture is highly protected in japan, but there are other examples, automobiles and so fort. real limitations, political limitations on the prime minister. >> that could signal long delays or the eventual death of the agreement which president obama hoped would shape his legacy, a big part of his much talked about pivot to asia. japanese officials seemed to get what they wanted, the president talking about islands disputed by japan and china. >> the treaty covers all territories administered by japan. >> will the u.s. defend the philippines in case a territorial disp
officials are calling off the aerial search for malaysia airlines flight mh370. prime minister tony abbott said it's unlikely any aircraft debris will be found on the surface of the ocean. researchers believe any debris would have sunk. they'll expand the underwater search area. the passenger jet disappeared on march 8th with 239 on board. >>> south sudan rebels and deposit are sitting for peace talks to end more than four months of violence. international mediators are overseeing the negotiations in ooeth , after -- ethiopia after weeks of delays. both are accused of committing atrocities. rebels recently are said to have killed hundreds in bentiu. tens of thousands fled their home, 80,000 are living in makeshift camps at u.s. bases. >>> in south korea, video released by the coast guard shows the moment the doomed ferry's captain fled the vessel. captain le joon-seok and his crew were arrested after escaping while passengers were told to stay in their cabin. the country's prime minister resigned, apologising for how the recovery has been handled. the death toll is at least 187, more than
for malaysia airlines flight mh370. prime minister tony abbott says it's unlikely any aircraft debris will be found on the surface of the ocean. . officials believe after 52 days debris would have sunk, they will expand the underwater area. the passenger jet disappeared on march 8th with 235 aboard. >>> south sudan rebels and government are sitting down for peace talks. international mediators are overseeing the negotiations in ethiop ethiopia, after weeks of delays. both sides are accused of committing atrocities. recently the u.n. says rebels killed hundreds of civilians bentiu. tens of thousands fleed their home, half living in makeshift camps. >>> in south korea video by the coast guard shows the moment the doomed captain fled the vessel. captain le joon-seok and his crew were arrested escaping the ship while passengers were told to stay in their cab jups. the prime minister resigned, apologising for how the recovery effort has been handled. more than 187 are missing. >>> in poland thousand marched at auschwitz, to march remembrance day. the memorial is focussed on 400,000 hungari
for that missing malaysia airlines plane flight 370. australia's prime minister says the undersea search is expanding. it may take longer for results. off perth, australia, looking for missing debris. all 239 people on board are now presumed to be dead. there is new video that has been released by yea's coast guard that -- south korea's coast guard. captain is first to become rescued. all the captain and his crew have now been picked up by authorities. apologizing for the way the recovery is handled. 187 victims with 180 still said to be missing. >>> meanwhile prosecutors of south korea raiding the coast guard as part of their mission to learn how rescuers responded when they first learned the ferry was going under. prosecutors say they are seeking the records from the emergency call center that received calls from passengers that the the ship was sinking. >>> in colombia, workers are heading for strike. the second walkout in as many years. the lack of government subsidies and rising costs are hurting their businesses. alexander guapa reports. >> growing potatoes, that is changing. >> i
stops in malaysia and philippines a success. this is part of the pivot president obama announced three years ago. a lot of people have had skepticism about the white house and president obama's commitment to that. they feel that this is a success and cap stone of the trip. a lot of the details here have yet to be announced, yet to be worked out. what we do know is that american troops for the first time in some 25 years, since the end of the cold war and since the united closed two massive bases here in the philippines, clark and subic bay, american troops are going to be rotating in a understand out. there's sensitivity of the presence of american troops on philippine soil. they're going to be on existing philippine bases. where they're going to be, how many, what theirporture is on the bases all has to be determined. president obama talking about fighting piracy, talking about regional security, certainly enhances the stability of the region, but make no mistake, the question of china and their aggression in the region, their power and influence was at the top of the agenda. that is
. >>> australia prime minister says it's highly unlikely any day brief from the missing malaysia plane will be found on the ocean surface and 370 has been missing since march 8 with 239 people on board and they are heading up the search operation focusing on this part of the ocean northwest of perth. leading opposition party in macedonia says it will not accept results of this weekend's election and votes are still being counted but conservative party is claiming a double victory in parliamentary and presidential elections and john reports. >> reporter: there was a celebrity mood at the election headquarters. his party, the right wing party was elected to a third, four-year term and his choice of president ushered in for a second term as well. but the social democrat opposition says this result was too good to be believed. >> translator: the citizens of macedonia are cheated and there are no conditions for basic electoral process which was conducted in an uncivilized manner and at the same time the constitutional right of the citizen was usurped. the social democratic union of macedo
of the south china sea and parts by taiwan, malaysia and vietnam and we have more from manila. >> reporter: increased presence of soldiers and fortification and up grading of u.s. military facilities in the west philippines and the area facing the south china sea. washington said this does not mean the return of the u.s. bases. they were taken off and forced out of the philippines in the 1990s although in reality the u.s. soldiers never left. right now there is more than 600 of them involved in counter terrorism operations particularly in the southern philippines and the president said this agreement is not just a military one, it's improving people to people ties between the two countries, a lot of skeptics wonder if increased military presence in the region and the philippines means the philippines becomes a much bigger target for the south china sea. >> reporter: russia or ukraine. >> we are going to be moving forward with an expanded list of individuals and companies that will be affected by sanctions. they remain targeted. we will also focus on some areas of high tech defense expor
of the day wrarn, brunei, malaysia and vietnam. we have more from manila. >> reporter: this agreement would many an increased perhaps of u.s. soldiers, the fortification and upgrading of u.s. military facilities also in the we were philippines, particularly the area facing the south china sea. washington said, though, that this does not mean the return of the u.s. bases. they were taken off and forced out of the philippines in the 1990s. in reality the u.s. soldiers never left. there's more than 600 of them supposedly involved in counterterror. >> operations, particularly in the southern philippines, now the president added - president aquino said this agreement is not just military, but improving and bolstering people to people ties. a lot of skeptics are wondering whether an increased military presence in the region particularly in the philippines means that the philippines is a bigger fa bigg presence. >>> talks due in ethiopia between sued job and south sudan. fighting broke out in december between pro-government forces loyal to the president and those loyal to the former vice president
a contested territory. parts of it are claimed by at the end of the dayian, malaysia and vietnam. we are talking through the significance of the military deal signed between obama and the philippines. >> reporter: well it means a lot for the philippines, particularly at the time when this territorial dispute at the south china sea and the philippines and china is increasing. this means an increased presence of u.s. soldiers, the fortification of - and the upgrading of u.s. military facilities also in the western philippines, particularly the area facing the south china sea. washington said that this does not mean the return of the u.s. bases. they were taken off and forced out of the philippines in the 1990s. in reality the u.s. soldiers never left. now, there's more than 600 of them supposedly involved in counterterrorism operations - particularly in the southern philippines. the president added - president aquino said that this agreement is not just the military won, but improving and bolstering people and people ties, particularly during a humanitarian situation as evidence. by th
, parts claimed by taiwan, brunei, malaysia and vietnam. we are joined from manila. what difference on the ground, or on - at sea, i should say, really, will this make to the balance of milt - military balance in the south china sea. >> well if it means anything, it means the fortification of defense forces in the western philippines, in the area of the islands. the agreement as clarified, washington will return - the rush of the u.s. base, and increased soldiers rotating around asia. the activists, those against these visits of president obama, those who are opposing what they call u.s. imperialism says the question is sovereignty really. the u.s. bases may have left officially in the '90s, but there is a number of soldiers stationed here. the philippine military admits more than 600 are stationed across the country. not sure what it is, but they help out encounter-terrorism operations, particularly in the southern philippines. the question of sovereignty, during the judicial process, if you remember, a few years ago, five soldiers were convicted of rape after raping a filipino in
president obama leaves malaysia after a two day state visit for fourth and final stop on his asia tour, the philippines. a landmark agreement between the united states and the philippines to be signed coinciding with the president's visit, allowing for a military presence there for ten years. it was some 20 years ago that two enormous military bay, subic bay and clark air force base were closed. first, the philippines were tired of hosting the nafl base, the cold war was over and the eruption of mount penatubo, and now 20 years later, amidst territorial disputes over a group of islands called the spratleys, andboro shoal, between chinese and philippine fishermen, while the president is there, this agreement is going to be signed. after tha that, the president ss a day in manila. there will be another joint press conference, and then returning to washington, d.c. on tuesday. >> mike viqueria reporting. >>> obama's trip raises questions as to whether he'll press countries for democratic reform. so for more on this let's bring in phil robinson, based in bangkok. phil, how would you assess
around the world during his visit to malaysia. >> when ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't have to do anything, just let them talk. that's what happened here. >> the audio that has gone viral has renewed the debate about america and racism. >> : >> lebron james, one of the biggest names in the game is calling on new n.b.a. commissioner adam silver to take a stand against any bigot tri. >> there's -- big olry. >> -- bigotry. >> there's no room for that in the game. it's the greatest game, and comment like that, it takes our game, we can't have it - not from a player, owner or fan. >> adam silver promised action, but the n.b.a. investigation could be complex. the voice from the recording has to be authenticated as donald sterling's. there may be an issue about how it was obtained. the player association is being asked to be included in any decision about the owner. >> we are one family, i'm confident we'll speak together in one voice. there's no place in the n.b.a. family for ignorance, intolerance, reprehensible comments that are unacceptable and not fitting for
to malaysia? >> when ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't have to do anything. you just let them talk. >> that's what happened here. >> earlier today, i spoke with charles smith, a former l.a. clippers player who said boycotting the team would not be a good idea right now. >> the players have spoken up. this has been -- this is not good for the owners. it's not good for the league, the players, the fans, whether you are black or white, whatever race. this is not good. it's not good for america. so boycotting isn't going to do much. i think the players need to hold on to their personal currency. they don't need to utilize or spend it at this point in time. let the owners and the commissioner do what they do, see what the outcome is and then you can make your next step. >> also, the naacp said sterling should apologize if the commentsr true and saying as the investigation is in progress, we urge the la branch of the naacp to withdraw donald sterling from the honorary list at its upcoming gala. we suggest african-americans and latinos should honor his request and not attend
access to bases. they say it will affect their sovereignty. >>> the u.s. and malaysia say they will work to improve relations. it follows a visit by obama as part of the asian tour. he's drumming up support for a trade deal. >> reporter: it's been billed as a historic visit, the first by a u.s. president to malaysia in nearly 50 years. barack obama started the day at the national mosque. before meeting with the malaysian prime minister at a news conference. >> today the united states is once again playing a leadership role in the asia pa scientific, and a key part of the strategy is to expandz ties with southeast asia. >> left unspoken is the concern over the growing influence in the region. already an important trade partner with many countries including the united states, china's increased dmek clout is a more assertive nation. the u.s. is trying to counter that influence with a free trade deal, that would include more than ten countries with malaysia among them. >> you must have multiple friends and levels of relationships in order to balance out that you're not totally dependent on a
. >> as it has throughout his trip, the crisis in ukraine hung over the president's stop in malaysia. the u.s. and its allies have threatened sanctions on broad sect orders of the russian economy. some in europe are balking. sunday, mr. obama said the u.s. won't go it alone? >> we are going to be in a stronger position to deter mr. putin when he sees that the world is unified and the united states and europe is unified rather than this is just a u.s./russian conflict. >> mike viqueira, al jazeera, traveling with the president in malays malaysia. >> let the freedom bells ring. today south africa celebrates freedom day celebrating the first post-apartheid election 20 years. that was the first time each race could vote and that's what made nelson mandela president. here is more >> reporter: photographs of her family bring fond memories but she says she sometimes gets annoyed. she voted for freedom in south africa's first democratic elections in 1994. she feels young people these days don't understand what it was like living under apartheid. >> they are stupid. i want to tell them they are fool
's, but the government. >>> the united states and malaysia have agreed to improve their bilateral relations. that agreement comes after a visit of president obama. the prime minister is suggesting malaysia is not ready to sign the u.s.-led trade deal. reports from malaysia's capitol. >> reporter: it's been billed as a historic visit. the first u.s. president to visit malaysia in 50 years. >> today the united states is once again playing a leadership role in the asia pacific, and a key part of our strategy is expanding our ties with southeast asia. >> already an important trade partner with many countries including the united states, it means a more assertive nation. and the u.n. is trying to include that in the deal. >> you have multiple friends. multiple levels of relationships in order to balance that you're not talking to anyone in particular. the defense aspect of what's going on has to be balanced by real trade and business. >> reporter: some people worry that the move that removes trade protection will leave small businesses untieable compete and large businesses enjoy the labor group
an elite group as the vatican make history. >> day two of a visit to malaysia, the first american president to visit the country in half a century. >>> calling it quits - south korea's prime minister resigns over scathing criticism on how the government handled the ferry accident. >>> out of bounds - an investigation into the owner of the l.a. clippers caught on tape makeses racist remarks: >> good morning to you. welcome to al jazeera america. i'm morgan radford, live in new york. it's an event unlike any other in the history of the catholic church. two popes entered saint hood today. a short time ago pope francis bestarted the title to john paul ii and john xxiii. they were connonized under the gaze of a billion catholic around the world and at vatican square. nick schifrin joins us from there. what makes today's event unlike any other, and so unique? >> let go through the first time in the it 2000 year history of the catholic church that we have two popes canonized together. the first time in history that we have two living popes having a mass, celebrating a mass in st. peter's square, p
states and malaysia promised to strengthen their relationship. pam re and the malaysian prime minister najib razak held bilateral talk. trade was among some issues discussed. >> we agreed to upgrade our bilateral relations to a comprehensive partnership, marking a new phase in our relationship, greater collaboration on economy, security, education, science, technology and more. >> barack obama is the first american president to visit malaysia in 40 years. some international groups want him to use the journey as an opportunity to raise human rights issues. one is political freedom. human rights says malaysia's government uses outdated laws to harass political opponents. the system is used to target peaceful protesters, and police use force against demonstrators. homosexuals face particular persecution with groups undermining activities. >> unfortunately it is a situation that is getting perceptively worse since the election on may 23rdrd. we have seen a crackdown on political opposition leader anwar ibrahim and others, and on civil society groups, across the board. freedom of expression
in the east of ukraine. barack obama has made the remarks in malaysia on the leg of his tour of asia. he said there was broad support for broad sanctions to punish moscow. >> the notion that for us to go forward with sectoral sanctions on our own, without the europeans would be the most affected deterrent that vladimir putin - i think he's factually wrong. we'll be in a stronger position to deter vladimir putin, when he sees that the world is unified and the united states and europe is unified. >> inside ukraine, a team of negotiators is heading to slovyansk in the east. where they are hoping to secure the release of their colleagues held by pro-russian gunmen in slovyansk. they have been detained since last friday. we can talk to hoda abdel-hamid in donetsk, which is not far from slovyansk. we are hearing that the team of negotiators that have just come in, could be getting there and will be granted an audience with those holding the international monitors. >> i didn't hear all the question, but i can say that the team should be arriving any minute and will be meeting with the self-proclaime
happens again. >> now the u.s. president has held talks with malaysia's prime minister. it's all part of barack obama's week long tour of asia. now malaysia's relationship with the u.s. is stronger than ever. >> we agree to the relations to the partnership. this marks a new phase in our relationship, economy, and more. >> president obama said that russia should stop encouraging unrest in the ukraine. there will be more sanctions in order to punish moscow. >> the notion that you for us to go forward without the european nations would be the most deterrent, but that is wrong. the most deterrence will be when president putin sees we're solidified. >> now the putin military observers have been detained since friday. the leader of the prosopous moscow group said he would consider a trade from kiev. >>> that's the situation, let's go live to donestk. several lines of development concerning the team on its way to try to negotiate the release of these monitor who is are being held in slovensk, we. >> reporter: yes, they are still on their way. they do all it can to have these men released. at
malaysia in half a century. >>> south africans mark 23 year since the apartheid. and doubling canonization. >> the south korea's prime minister has resigned over the handling of the ferry disaster. 389 people have been confirmed dead, but 100 people still has been unaccounted for. reports from seoul. >> reporter: eleven days past the disaster, the prime minister decided to take the fall. >> the right thing for me to do is to do the right thing and resign. i apologize for many problems from the prevention of the accident to the early handling of the disaster. >> reporter: on the day after the ferry went down, president put him in charge of the rescue effort, and literally at one point when parents of missing children threw a water bottle and scuffled with him, and once again preventing his car from leaving the island. but there is a wider sense of anger and shame in this country citizen more emerges about the safety violations that led to the needless loss of so many children's lives, has regulation and corrupt practices in south korea as a whole. they preempted any trial by calling the act
concerns as the u.s. president visits malaysia on his tour. >>> diplomatic efforts continue to seek the release of european observers held hostage in ukraine. >>> and from pope to saint - thousands of pilgrims gather at vatican square for an unprecedented double canonization. . >>> we begin in south korea where chung hong-won, the prime minister, resigned over the handling of the ferry disaster. 187 are confirmed dead after the ferry capsized and sank a week ago. more than 100 people are missing. harry fawcett reports from se l seoul. >> reporter: 11 days, anger and recrim nations. the prime minister decided to resign. >> translation: the right thing for me to do is take responsibility and resign as the person in charge. cabinet. on behalf of the government i apologise for the problems, from the prevention of the accident to the early handling of the disaster. >> a day after it went down, south korea's president put chung hong-won in charge of the rescue effort. it put him in the firing line. at one point when parents of missing children threw a water bottle and scuffled with him,
of global markets >> patricia sabga, al jazeera, new york >> president obama is in malaysia tonight. it's the first visit by a u.s. prepondera president in almost five decades. he will meet with the prime minister to discuss the search for that missing jet. he attended an elaborate dinner at the national palace. mike viqueira joins us from kuala lumpur with more on the visit. what's on the president's agenda for the rest of this trip? >> well, jonathan, you are absolutely right. this is a state visit. there is a lot of pomp and circumstance and ceremony that goes along with it. the president is up bright and early this sunday morning in kuala lumpur. he has visited the national mosque at this moment. he is in a bilateral meeting with prime minister najib of malaysia. later, he hosts a town hall with youths from around kuala lumpur, a conference with the prime minister, jonathan >> mike, he was also scheduled earlier. why did that not happen? >> reporter: it's interesting. he is sending his national security secretary susan rice to do it. ibrahimovic has been arrested twice on what many
at the cannonization and the differences on the two men on the path to saint hood. >> president obama is in malaysia tonight, the first visit by a u.s. president in five decades and meeting with the prime minister and discussing the search for the missing jet. we are joined live with more on the visit there, mike? >> well, there's a lot of ceremony attached to this. the president is vetted along and meeting the royalty of malaysia and there is a lot of sub tans on the agenda as well. this is a make up that the president is doing. he had to cancel a visit and the malaysians now everybody looking very much forward to what the president brings from the united states. and just as his mere presence here. there are some substantiative issues on the table. one not fear seen, that is of course the missing plane and the on going tragedy and the drama around that. we are not expecting the president to take a role on that. the other issues are trade, mutual definance treaties, arm sales to and from the united states, from the united states to may la sha, i should say. today on the agenda, the president is visi
allowing people to carry guns in bars and other public buildings. >>> president obama landed in malaysia today exactly .7 weeks since flight 370 disappeared. he arrived just as the u.s. navy is nearing the end of an under water search. he plans to discuss the tragedy with the country's prime minister and regional and trade issues are on the agenda. the president is attending an elaborate dinner at the palace where he offered a toast to the growing relationship. >> our people have similar hopes and similar aspirations. we can draw strength in both of our nations from our ethnic and religious diversity. >> the first u.s. president to visit malaysia in five decades. >>> up next, it's not over yet, african officials confirm there will be a run-off of the historic allegations, also raising concerns in afghanistan >> a rare look inside baghdad's command center. [ music ] in southern afghanistan, a british helicopter went down in kandahar province. nato is investigating. >>> in the northern, more have been forced to flee flood waters. villagers in fourth northwestern prove i knew i s ince z /*
into ukraine. president obama toasts the u.s. relationship with malaysia as he prepares for trade talks. millions of catholics gather at the vatican ahead of ceremonies that will turn two popes into saints. all of the world is a stage for the celebration of william shakespeare's birth. [ music ] >>> with ukraine's crisis still raging, several developments are occurring this week in g7 nations who agree to step up sanctions against russia. european xdiplomats are said to have an emergency meeting on monday. they are talking about deescalating tensions on the ground. secretary of state john kerry and his continuerpart spoke on the phone and asked to stop ukrainian actions against pro-russian demonstrators. the prime minister cut short a trip to italy because of the tensions in the east. >> russian military aircraft, today at 9:00 crossed and violated ukrainian airspace for seven times. russian aggression has its aim to undermine the global security and global stability to redraw the lines and to revise the consequences of the second world war. >> also, from moscow, promising to help rele
in time. >>> u.s. president barack obama arrived in malaysia on the third leg of his asian tour, the first american leader to visit the country. his visit aims to rebalance u.s. takens to strategic asia pacific region and push a regional trade agreement. >>> a large antinuclear demonstration has been held in taiwan. up to 200 showed up to protest to plans to build a nuclear reactor. it will be the island's forth nuclear power plant. >> the first museum dedicated to the teen men square protests opened in hong kong. >> reporter: with a copy of china's newspaper stated 29 years ago the museum is declared open. it's designed and take the visitor to the event leading to the june 4th nth crack done by the military in which student protesters were killed. it's one of the smallest museums. organizers expect it to have a big impact. >> we are targetting the younger generation born after the june 4th mass anger, so they can experience what we experienced - knock, despair and hope at that time brought about by the movement. >> the group behind the museum is made up of lawmakers and pro-democracy acti
in malaysi malaysia. >> there you have it, festivities continue in vatican city where millions prepare for the canonization of not one but two popes. >>> more american troops are arriving in eastern europe today, and they'll add to the nato operation responding to tensions in ukraine. the u.s. is sends hundreds of soldiers to the balantic states. >> we are here to demonstrate nato's commitment to lithuania with our persistent presence of trained soldiers. let me make this clear. should lithuania need nato, i guarantee you nato will be there. >> the leaders are preparing to hold emergency talks on monday, and the white house and members of the g-7 all promising penalties for russia saying we have committed to act urgently toance fie targeted sanctions due to the cost of russia's actions. they cut short a trip to italy today citing escalating tensions with russia. >> russian military aircraft today crossed and violated ukrainian air space for seven times. it's clear that russian aggression has its aim to undermine the global security and global stability. to redraw the lines and to revis
impossible to drive or walk outside. u.s. president barack obama has arrived in malaysia on the third leg of his asian tour. he is the first american leader to visit the country in nearly 50 years. his visit aims to rebalance u.s. attention towards the strategic asia pacific region and to push a regional trade agreement. the world's first permanent museum dedicated to the 1989 tiananmen square protest has opened in hong kong. discussion of the violent military crackdown is banned in mainland china. it's hoped the new facility might educate many who don't know about the event. a report from hong kong >> reporter: with a rip of a copy of china, newspaper dated 25 years ago, the museum is declared open. >> it's designed as a maze and takes the visitor through the events leading up to the june 4th crackdown by the military in which student protesters were killed. at just 75 square meters, it's one of the smallest museums around but organizers expect it to have a big impact. >> we are targeting the younger generation that are born after the june 4th massacre so they can come and experience wha
>>> president obama is attending a state dinner in malaysia where he toasted the long-standing relations between the two countries. it's his first of two days in the country and the first time in nearly half a century the u.s. head of state has visited malaysia. mike viquira brings us more. >> the president addressed u.s. forces gathered at yon song garrison before departing south korea and arriving later in the afternoon in malaysia, becoming the first american president since lyndon johnson some 50 years ago to visit that country. looming over the visit, of course, the tragedy of malaysian air 370, the country reeling, but there are other issues on the agenda: trade among them. the president pushing his trans pacific partnership, opening up markets across east and southeast asia. also, china looming over this visit as it has over the first two legs and japan and south korea principally because malaysia is among those countries that is involved in a territory y'all dispute in the south china sea with no fewer than 6 other nations in that region. on the agenda, although the president isn't like
with the reg. out of the four countries visiting malaysia is the only one that is not an american al ally. >> it's been identified in the defense review as a strategic partner. obama is making up for lost time. he was due to speak last october at a major economic conference. so by coming there and everybody is mentioning it's the first visit since lyndon bane johnson in 1996, the context is that they played is softly, softly, quiet, quiet defense role allowing it to creep upwards because of problems in the south china sea. >> youyou're watching the new h. coming up, starving in sudan. plus concern in russian hospitals as the government considers banning foreign medical equipment needed to keep patients alive. and in sport, celebrating the life of tito villanova. >> south sudan is facing one of the worst food crisis in recent years despite having the largest largest. south sudan roughly the size of france, 60% of its roads become unusable in the rainy season. it needs 1.3 million tons of food but produces only 900,000. it costs $1,300 to drop one ton of food. that's four times the value of
. >>> anger boils over as relatives from the malaysia airlines flight 370 take employees hostage. more than 200 family members held 10 airline workers for 10 hours. they were released. frustrated relatives have been awaiting information. the safe area extended beyond where it was believed to have gone down. >>> coming up, taking aim at the next cause - the nation's largest gun right groups touting the message that the right to own guns is underattack. >> i'm kath turner in new york. the national rifle association influenced the debate and politician. now a grassroots organization is taking on the powerful gun group. >> it creates a landscape that is not connected to one place. >> where for art thou cake and candles - celebrating shakespeare's birthday. >>> good morning, welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm morgan radford live from new york city. here are the top stories - kiev says moscow is bent on starting world war iii. russians along the border are on the brink of invasion. it comes amid a kidnapping by pro-russian separatists. >>> the fastest path to saint hood in recent history, pa
obama arrived after a 2-day visit to south korea. malaysia is the third stop in mr obama's week-long tour, the first visit by a u.s. president in more than 40 years. >>> you are watching the newshour from doha, i'm steven cole. still to come - remembering those left behind. we'll be life in the nepalese capital with a climber that just got back from the base camp. >> and a country that wanted to reunite with russia. >>> barcelona's football station reunited for grief as they remember a former coach. >>> south sudan is facing one of the worst food crisis. they could face famine year. south sudan is the size of france, but 60% of its roads are unusable in the rainy season. they need 1.3 million tonnes of food and produces only 900,000. it costs $1,300 to drop one tonne of food - four times the value of the commodity being dropped. not all the country is at risk. in the south-west food is plentiful. we have this report. >> reporter: this is south sudan's green belt. morobo county in the south-west. down here the land is fertile and farmers produce the surplus of food. they have a s
, and is on route to malaysia. >> harry fawcett has more from the south korean capital, seoul. >> well, this was the first joint visit by u.s. and south korean leader to the combined forces command in seoul, pretty much the headquarters of the military alints between u.s. and -- alliance between u.s. and south korean forces and where the conflict will be directed from as far as the southern side is concerned. it's no coincidence because a key agreement that president obama reached with president park geun-hye was to reconsider the timing of the handover of what's known as operational control in the event of a conflict on the korean peninsula, which is due to transition to the south korean forces by the end of 2015. south korea wants to delay that, seen as an indication of the level of the security situation on the peninsula, as north korea pursues nuclear weapons. president obama spoke about that in his speech to u.s. forces here, saying that anybody can brandish a missile. what shows true strength is to open the political system to democracy. little question that the words are being t
to head to malaysia, but continue with this. and why was the decision to announce these proposed sanctions made on late friday night. >> well, there's an urgency and it is saturday noon mere this seoul, john. this is an urgency. clearly the vladimir putin continues to ignore and perhaps even thumb his nose at the west. president obama has talked about the calculous that president putin has to keep in find aledging that his country is facing dire economic repercussion as a result of what has happened so far. so the g-7 leaders announced that they will move swiftly to impose more sanctions on russia, targeted sanctions and measures against individuals and entities. still falling short of the brood sectors of the russian economy. and as you reported, white house officials tell us a specifics are likely to come on monday. the president is speaking to four of the g-7 leaders friday night, a fifth, from japan who consulted in person from japan on the first leg of this trip. so they continue to prepare to move those broader sanctions that we were talking about. >> mike, we just watched the presid
malaysia airlines flight learn that the staff were held postage for hours. they were released early this morning. frustrated relatives had been waiting for new information. so far there has been no trace of the plane. >>> there have been several more avalanches blocking paths on mount ere rest. today our correspondent spoke exclusively with one of the survivors. >> reporter: managing to smile despite losing his friends in a avalanche, he considers himself lucky to be alive. he was one of six who survived the disaster a week ago on mount everest, he told me that it happened quickly. he has been a sherpa guide since 2008 and only started climbing a year ago. my family never wanted me to scale the peak or be a guide, but when you see the view from the top it's magical. but we lost so many, i'm giving up, and when i'm better i'm returning to my village to be a farmer. other sherpas are now reluctant to return to the slopes. this man represents mountaineering toll operators. >> translator: mountainering is the background of the rural economy. it can bring inasmuch as $26 million as it di
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